EXCLUSIVE: Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney is calling on the Cabinet to “explore” using the 25th Amendment to the Constitution to remove President Biden from office, following Special Advisor Robert Hur’s “alarming” report.
Hur did not recommend criminal charges against the president for mishandling classified documents. These files included classified documents on military and foreign policy in Afghanistan, among other documents related to national security and foreign policy that Hur said involved “sensitive intelligence sources and methods.”
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Hur, however, described Biden as an “older, friendly, well-meaning man with a bad memory.” Hur, throughout the more than 300-page report, said “it would be difficult to convince a jury that they should convict him” of a serious crime “that requires a mental state of will,” and said that he would be “well into his eighties.”
Fox News Digital obtained a letter that Tenney, R-N.Y., sent to Attorney General Garland Thursday evening, sharing his “serious concerns” following the report.
“Having concluded that President Biden knowingly and willfully removed, mishandled, and disclosed classified documents multiple times over a period of decades, Mr. Hur nevertheless recommended that no charges be brought against him,” Mr. Hur wrote Tenney. “The special prosecutor’s reasoning was alarming.”
Tenney added: “He cited numerous instances in which President Biden demonstrated dramatically compromised mental faculties and concluded that a jury would be likely to perceive President Biden as a nice, forgetful old man.”
Tenney said she “doesn't need to tell you that selective prosecution is morally, ethically and legally prohibited.”
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“We do not prosecute or decline to prosecute people based on their character or public perception of them,” Tenney wrote. “If the special prosecutor believes the evidence provides a reasonable basis to bring charges, he or she should do so.”
Tenney said the DOJ “cannot ethically bring charges against former President Trump because he has mental acuity and a strong personality, and refuse to file charges against President Biden because of his cognitive decline.”
Tenney said Biden “must be indicted unless he is not mentally competent to stand trial.”
“Frankly, the special counsel's report reasonably demonstrates that that is not the case,” Tenney said.
“Being unable to remember what position he held and when is extremely concerning. Being unable to remember when his child died – even over a period of years – is perhaps a more damning reflection of his mental deficiency. “
Tenney went on to say that Biden “apparently lacks the capacity to execute his presidential responsibilities.”
“It is therefore incumbent on you to consider proceedings to remove the President from office pursuant to the 25th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States,” Tenney wrote. “President Biden must be indicted, or he must be removed from office.”
She added: “There is no middle ground.”
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The 25th Amendment can be invoked by the Cabinet if the president becomes so disabled that he can no longer carry out his responsibilities.
Biden on Thursday night, however, addressed the nation saying his memory was “good” and defended his re-election campaign, saying he was “the most qualified person in this country to be president.”
“I mean well, I’m an old man and I know what I’m doing,” Biden said. “I was president. I put this country back on its feet. I don't need his recommendation.”
Biden added: “My memory is good. »
During his speech, Biden also fired back at special counsel Robert Hur for suggesting he didn't remember his son Beau's death.
“How dare he bring that up?” » Biden said. “Honestly, when someone asked me a question, I said to myself: what does it concern you?”
“Let me tell you something… I swear, since the day he died, every day… I wear the rosary he received from Notre Dame—” Biden paused, seemingly forgetting where the rosary came from.
Biden became visibly emotional and said, “I don't need anybody, I don't need anybody to remind me when he died or died.”
Moments later, however, Biden transitioned to discuss the Middle East conflict. Biden called Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, the Egyptian president, the “president of Mexico.”
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But the president received a barrage of questions from the White House press corps, with some shouting and pressing him about whether he was fit to run for office.
“I am the most qualified person in this country to be president of the United States,” Biden said, adding that he must “finish the job that I started.”
Meanwhile, Hur, in the report, said that Biden, during his interview with the special adviser's team, could not remember key details, such as the time he was vice president.
“During his interview with our office, Mr. Biden’s memory was worse,” the report said. “He couldn't remember when he was vice president, forgetting on the first day of the interview the end of his term (“if it was 2013, when did I stop being vice president ?”) and forgetting the second day of the interview. at the beginning of his mandate (“in 2009, am I still vice president?”).”
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“He did not remember, even after several years, the death of his son Beau,” the report continues. “And his memory appeared fuzzy when he described the Afghanistan debate that was once so important to him. Among other things, he falsely stated that he 'had a real difference' of opinion with the general Karl Eikenberry, when in fact Eikenberry was an ally that Mr. Biden cited approvingly in his Thanksgiving note to President Obama.”
“In a case where the government must prove that Mr. Biden knew he was in possession of the classified documents on Afghanistan after the vice presidency and chose to keep those documents, knowing he was violating the law, we “We expect that at trial, his lawyers will highlight these limitations in his recall,” the report said.
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As for Biden's memory, before the report was released, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre defended Biden on Thursday when asked about a gaffe the president said he spoke in 2021 with German Chancellor Helmut Kohl – who died four years ago. earlier – arguing that language errors “happen to all of us, and it’s common.”
The gaffe was similar to one Biden made on Sunday when he claimed to have spoken with François Mitterrand, the French president who died in 1996, at the same G7 meeting.